. >> rosalynn carter had sat in on cabinet meetings, but this is the first time a first lady had had an office in the west wing. >> am i conscious that i could get blamed or be criticized? of course. but i think that it's a risk that my husband believes is worth taking, and i agree with him. we believe if we have everybody in the system, that will give us for the first time a truly competition health care system. >> the health care initiative met fierce resistance from capitol hill and insurance companies. >> there was a sense among people in congress that she put together this sort of secret committee where they came up with policies and then attempted to shove them down the throats of the congress. that she had an imperial manner in the way that she devised what was then called hillary care. and it went over about like a lead balloon. >> while the health care debate raged, the whitewater affair came back and boiled over. in october of 1993, a bank examiner made nine criminal referrals to the justice department. reporter michael isikoff investigated whitewater for "the washington post"
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